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Power to Amend

Ki Tisa(Exodus 30:11-34:35)

It's one of the greatest gifts we can give our children - let them watch us clean up our mistakes!

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Published: March 4, 2012

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Visitor Comments: 2

(2) Anonymous, March 2, 2013 1:04 PM

Ki Tissa

I am grateful to have this reminder of what it is to be a good mother. I grew up in a home where making amends was not in front of me and I saw my parents angry and even talking about each other to me...an only child. I myself now have three beautiful children who are 5 and a half and younger. Any time I have made a mistake I have made a point to go back to my children and say just what Rabbi recommended (and have taught my husband). As a result, it is helping our oldest child deal with the social difficulties of a public school Kindergarten class with over 100 students. Now I notice that all three of our children are learning to deal with sibling rivalry much better as my husband and I have been consistent in our behavior of asking forgiveness and make a point not to wait to apologize. Our children know there is the love of HaSh-m in this house and I am VERY encouraged to hear that we are doing something right when in many ways I felt that I had grown up so wrong. Thank you for this post Rabbi. Sometimes as a parent based on our experiences we fear 'messing them up' if you will. I had a traumatic childhood and to know that my life is being used to bless my children and to bless the heart of HaSh-m is valuable and I will keep it close to my mother's heart. Thank you so much for this encouragement which I apparently needed to hear.

(1) Anonymous, February 28, 2013 9:49 PM

Inspiring and insightful

Rabbis comments were tremendously insightful and inspiring. Being reminded that HaShem gives us the means to amend our ways and at the same time be more loving as a parent is "kishka" level stuff. todah

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